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    On Dec 10, 2011 conrad wrote:

    Thanks for the article and the opportunity to respond. I have some difficulty with the words deeper and shallower. "Different" is easier for me to notice. For 30 some years, I was a Roman Catholic.  I previously thought that if I gave food to the poor, I would gain merit for attaining heaven. Now when I give food it is similar to being in heaven during the giving. As the philosopher Abraham Kaplan said when writing about Zen; noticing the miracles all around us every day, and all the time in the present is what quality living is about. Yet, he says, we often wait for the sound of a ram's horn to announce these miracles. Noticing/awareness is the key to quality living. Noticing that you don't notice  is great noticing.  Warm and kind regards to everyone.



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